Alex Katz

In over 40 years of activity, Alex Katz has established himself as one of the leading American painters of the 20th century. His work in three main genres -- landscape, individual portraits, and group portraits -- explores unique relationships between appearance, perception, and representation. With their smooth texture and compositional assuredness, Katz's works have found a place in the permanent collections of major museums throughout the...

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Alex Katz

Alex Katz's clear planes of color and simplicity of line are famously well suited to printmaking. For Katz himself, the medium also holds the appeal of distributing his work in greater quantity. His embrace of printmaking was consolidated in the mid-1960s, and led to a voracious exploration of print technologies, including the latest state-of-the-art reproduction processes. Each of these elicits different qualities from Katz's artistic...

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Alex Katz

Alex Katz is one of the foremost representatives of American painting in the international art world. In New York in the 1950s, his large-format, stencil-like portraits and landscapes set a striking counterpoint to abstract expressionism. Katz developed a signature pictorial language early on, characterized by outlined forms, clear colors, and flatness influenced by the imagery of the cinema, advertising, and fashion. The catalog presents for...

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Alex Katz

Featuring a selection of 80 figurative works and landscapes in a wide range of materials and media including pencil, ink, oil stick and charcoal, drawings, prints and paintings, "Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making" demonstrates how the artist explores and elaborates the same image through diverse media. The volume reveals how Katz's repetitive method of working results in the distillation of form for which he is famous. Whether portraying a...

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